Saturday May 18, from 7.30pm // HOTA, Surfers Paradise
Direct from North East Arnhem Land, Indigenous Australian dance sensations and landmark dance/theatre company ‘Djuki Mala’ have taken the world by storm. This month, they present their internationally acclaimed smash hit production, which tells the story of the genesis of the group in a unique, infectious, high-energy performance – like a confetti cannon point blank to the heart. Djuki Mala wow audiences with a spectacular fusion of traditional dance, pop-culture and storytelling that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning with a hefty dose of heart and soul. Their appearances have electrified audiences at major festivals and events worldwide with multiple award nominations and wins alongside huge media interest. Djuki Mala’s performances offer a rare and insightful view into Indigenous Australia. Djuki Mala will wow the whole family with a spectacular fusion of traditional dance, pop-culture, and storytelling that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning with a hefty dose of heart and soul.
PILATES & CO 4TH BIRTHDAY
Saturday May 4, from 6.30am ‘til 11.30am // Pilates & Co, Miami
Pilates & Co. are celebrating a milestone this month as they turn 4! Get down to the studio this Saturday, as there will be free classes all morning and they will also be introducing their brand new circuit class. Roz will be at the studio all morning, doing a bit of teaching and catching up with everyone, so there’s no better excuse to get down and say ‘hi’!
BUMP TO BUB MOTHER’S DAY HIGH TEA
Saturday May 4, from 9am ‘til 12pm // Sharks Function Centre, Southport
Come and enjoy hot tea and coffee, mocktails and champagne at the Bump to Bub High Tea! Meet some new mums, bring your mum-friends for a day out, bubs 0 – 2yrs old are free to come along. Expect raffles, prizes and giveaways, free gifts and goody bags, free neck and shoulder massages, photo opps, table service and an incredible guest speaker.
MAKE MUM LUXURIOUS LAVENDER BATH SALTS
Saturday May 4, at 10am and 11.30am // Harper Bee Westfield Chermside + Harper Bee Westfield Carindale
Make mum feel special this Mother’s Day by making a beautiful handmade gift for her! At this workshop, you will make Luxurious Lavender Bath Salt for your mum to soak in. Decorate the bath salt jar in a unique design, or maybe write on the jar all the words that describe how amazing your mum is – the choice is yours! This workshop runs for one hour, and parents are free to leave your girls with the trusty Harper Bee team or stay and enjoy the session. Tickets cost $20, and bookings are essential.
BRISBANE STREET ART FESTIVAL
Saturday May 4 thru to Sunday May 19 // Various locations, Brisbane
The BSAF is an annual public art event that seeks to provide opportunities for creative practitioners and the wider community to develop positive partnerships through engagement and collaboration. As an avenue for artistic expression, BSAF endeavours to create a multi-disciplinary platform that encourages any and all art forms to participate. BSAF provides a framework of showcase and engagement for public art across Brisbane, and is certainly worth checking out.
SURFERS PARADISE LIVE
Now thru to Sunday May 5 // Outdoor Beach Stage, Surfers Paradise
Surfers Paradise LIVE is an award winning four-day music festival held on the unique beachfront that is Surfers Paradise. In 2019 Surfers Paradise LIVE is presented by voco™ Gold Coast. An exhilarating live music experience, this free festival proudly presents a diverse and iconic line-up of Australian artists each year.
ABC KIDS MONTH
Monday May 6 thru to Thursday June 6 // Dreamworld, Coomera
Come spark your imagination and join in on the stories as ABC KIDS Month returns to Dreamworld. Australia’s favourite children’s television shows will be brought to life with a calendar of live-shows and meet and greets from some of the most popular characters and stars on ABC KIDS! Dance along to hootastic songs and twinklify the stars with Jimmy Giggle, try and catch B1 and B2 unawares as they come down to Dreamworld in pairs, meet Peppa Pig and George when they make their debut, and get ready to Wiggle with Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony, as they return to Dreamworld for the first time this year to perform live in Main Street.
LITTLE ARTLAB // TAPE WORLDS
Wednesday May 8, at 10am & 1pm // HOTA, Surfers Paradise
Little ArtLab provides hands-on creative fun with art activities designed for kids under 5 to enjoy with their parents and carers. In this session little ones will mark their own world out of tape and string! Kids will find their territory and decide if they want to make links and negotiate roads to other territories. By the end of the session we are going to cover the entire ArtLab with taped worlds! Culturally, kids are learning the practice of counter-mapping – or mapping and marking against what is considered “normal”.
LITTLE PACCAS // MUMMY AND ME MORNING TEA
Thursday May 9, at 10am // Crema Espresso, Pacific Fair
Little Paccas, celebrate Mother’s Day with Little Paccas early on Thursday 9 May at our Mummy and Me Morning Tea! Mum can enjoy a free coffee and kids can enjoy fairy bread at Crema Espresso. Plus, kids can design their own card to share with Mum this Mother’s Day. Bookings are essential, and tickets will be released in an email to Little Paccas Kids Club members on Friday 3 May at 10am. Sign up now to avoid disappointment!
COOMERA ANGLICAN COLLEGE // PREP INFORMATION NIGHT
Thursday May 9, from 5.30pm ‘til 7pm // Coomera Anglican College, Upper Coomera
This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the outstanding Prep Programme and College values that Coomera Anglican College proudly display. During the presentation you will meet and hear from the Founding Principal, Dr Mark Sly, Head of Primary, Ms Lisa Kraft, Head of Teaching and Learning P-6, Mrs Lisa Glass
Head of Wellbeing, Ben Campbell, and Director of the ELC, Jenny Rees, about everything you need to know before your child commences prep at CAC.
FREE BOOKS FOR KIDS
Now thru to Thursday May 9 // Big W, Pacific Fair Shopping Centre, Broadbeach
BIG W is committed to making books more accessible to all Australian families by giving every child the chance to take home a classic storybook for FREE when they visit BIG W at Pacific Fair. A new book will be given away every Thursday from 21 February to 9 May 2019. Collect all 12 books in store, no purchase necessary. Limited stock available, available while stocks last.
FRIENDS WITH DIGNITY HIGH TEA // GOLD COAST
Saturday May 11 // Southport Sharks Exhibition Centre, Southport
The famous Friends With Dignity ‘High Tea With Friends’ is back for yet another year! With over 500 guests pencilled in to attend both the Gold Coast event this weekend and the Brisbane event next weekend, the High Tea With Friends proudly supports Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month and features an inspirational line-up of women all gathering to crusade against domestic and family violence. Vanessa Fowler – sister of the late Allison Baden-Clay – and the chairwoman of the ABC are both keynote speakers at the Gold Coast event, while Bridget Daley, 92.5FM breakfast radio presenter will MC. Your admission to this fabulous afternoon with Friends includes a glass of bubbles on arrival, a decadent high tea menu, guest speakers, raffles/auction and a whole lot of fun!
SPIEGELTENT GOLD COAST
Now thru to Sunday May 12 // Gold Coast Bulletin Centenary Park, Broadbeach
The Spiegeltent Gold Coast has revealed a sizzling and star-studded line-up for their debut appearance, and it’s shaping up to be a side-splitting few weeks. LIMBO Unhinged, Katie Noonan, Joan As Police Woman (Joan Wasser) and showbiz icon Carlotta: Queen of The Cross will be joined by a magnificently amusing line-up of Australian stand-up comedy royalty including Dave Hughes, Peter Helliar, Osher Günsberg, Matt Okine and Paul McDermott and Steven Gates. Not to mention, Tom Gleeson, Tommy Little and John Safran will also take the stage alongside cabaret, music and theatre performers.
NASA – A HUMAN ADVENTURE
Now thru to Saturday October 19 // Queensland Museum, South Bank
Come face to face with NASA’s remarkable achievements in human space flights and space exploration – the greatest adventure that humans have ever undertaken. Discover the exciting history of rocket science and space flight, and learn about some of the most extraordinary accomplishments in space technology. NASA – A Human Adventure is the most comprehensive and extensive touring space flight exhibition in the world, featuring an extraordinary collection of more than 250 historically significant artefacts from the United States and Soviet Union space programs.
SAVE THE DATE…
Sunday May 12
Happy Mother’s Day, mamas! Today is your day, whether that means kicking your feet up while your family waits on you hand and foot, indulging in a glass of bubbles with great company or simply taking some time to yourself – it’s totally your call! We’ve got plenty of ideas for ways you can spend your Mother’s Day on our website, including all of the best places to enjoy a celebratory brunch and the top ways you can pamper yourself and the mums in your life this Mother’s Day.
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC // SYMPHONY FOR OUR WORLD
Saturday May 25, at 6.30pm // HOTA, Surfers Paradise
Combining stunning National Geographic natural history footage with an original symphony and theme created by Emmy- and BAFTA-nominated Bleeding Fingers Music, Symphony for Our World is a breathtaking musical journey through some of the world’s most incredible wildlife spectacles. With a live orchestra and choir, the show brings viewers from the depths of the sea, up to coastlines, over mountains, and soaring into the sky with imagery from 130 years of beloved National Geographic history. This inspiring, 90-minute live orchestral performance is touring the world in 2019 and comes to the HOTA Outdoor Stage for one night only. Best part? Kids under 15 go free!
DISNEY ON ICE CELEBRATES MICKEY AND FRIENDS
Friday June 28 thru to Monday July 1 // Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Boondall
Grab your mouse ears and get ready to party because ‘Disney On Ice celebrates Mickey and Friends’ is skating into Australia! The spectacular ice show celebrates 90 years of the one and only Mickey Mouse and honours Walt Disney’s legacy by bringing acclaimed stories to life on the ice, including the highly anticipated arrival of Disney’s Moana, for the first time on the ice. Tickets are on sale now, and start from $33.
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